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Discover the Best Glamping Accommodation in Dorset

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Dorset is fast becoming the ‘go to’ glamping destination for families and couples. There’s an abundance of luxury glamping sites to choose from, set in idyllic locations close to the countryside and Jurassic Coast.

Here we showcase some of the best glamping accommodation in Dorset to help you plan a UK getaway to remember. We also share just some of the reasons we think our award-winning holiday park should be on your holiday hit list this year!

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Luxury glamping accommodation

Glamping has soared in popularity in recent years, with more and more people prioritising unique experiences over traditional accommodation. With the rise of Instagram and Airbnb we’re seeing an increasing number of holidaymakers seeking quirky places to stay that offer something out of the ordinary, without compromising on style .

To keep up with our guests changing expectations, we’ve expanded our offering to include luxury shepherds huts, camping pods and Romany caravans. Our new additions have received glowing reviews and are now considered among the best glamping accommodation in Dorset by our guests.

Glamping Pods

South Lytchett Manor glamping pods are among the best glamping accommodation in Dorset. They were hand crafted on site by our talented team and utilise Dorset materials, wherever possible. Each unit features a full size double alongside two day beds and promises comfort and relaxation for the duration of your stay. You won’t have the hassle of putting up a tent when staying in one of our pods. Everything is set up for your arrival – simply turn up, unpack and enjoy a family or couples break!

In keeping with the eco-friendly ethos at our award-winning holiday park in Dorset, our glamping pods are constructed with predominantly recycled materials. The thick insulation layer is made from recycled bottles and energy-efficient underfloor heating means the glamping pods are guaranteed to be warm and cosy year-round.

The glamping pods are situated in the same field as (though not on top of) the children’s playground – so the little ones are kept content and happy.

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Shepherd Huts

Our shepherd huts provide an idyllic base to relax at the end of a busy day exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast. They have been finished to a high standard with plush soft furnishings, plenty of storage and a welcoming interior. All of our shepherds huts come with underfloor heating as standard to keep you toasty and warm during the autumn and winter months. They are deceptively spacious, with plenty of floor space to make getting ready for the day a breeze. Each hut contains a double and two single beds to accommodate a family of four.

The shepherds huts are well equipped, with a high spec TV, DVD player, USB point-sockets and LED lighting. There is a small refrigerator, coffee machine, toaster, electric hob and kettle.

We’re delighted to have a dog friendly shepherd hut, so your four legged friend can enjoy a pet friendly glamping holiday, too!

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Romany Caravans

Our traditional Romany caravans provide a unique glamping holiday in Dorset. They have been lovingly handcrafted and feature fabric Bowtops and intricate hand paintings. Experience the romance of a traditional gypsy home during a stay at our caravan and camping park. Our Romany caravans are perfect for a romantic getaway or a family break.

Just like the pods and shepherds huts, our Romany Caravans are finished to a high specification and a focus on comfort and cosiness. They have a wooden deck complete with garden furniture, so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of our scenic grounds whilst sipping on a glass of wine or dining alfresco.

Award Winning Amenities

Whatever glamping accommodation you choose, you’ll have full access to our caravan and camping park’s award-winning amenities. There are three wel-lit amenities blocks available in convenient locations across the park, so you won’t have to worry about late night trips to the loo. The showers are warm and high pressure. Fully compliant disabled shower rooms are also available.

All facilities are cleaned at regular intervals throughout the day to ensure they’re ready for use. This has been recognised by the Loo of the Year Awards who have awarded South Lytchett Manor the Platinum Award three years in a row.

Excellent Facilities

Aside from the fantastic location, award-winning amenities and homely accommodation, South Lytchett Manor’s on-site facilities are some of the best in the industry. We have everything you need (and more) for a luxurious, stress-free getaway close to the Dorset countryside and coast. Our facilities include:

  • Fully stocked shop selling locally produced products
  • Free Wi-Fi access across the park and a strong 4G reception (network dependent)
  • Cafe and Bakery selling freshly baked goods, cakes and hot drinks
  • Information hut filled to the brim with ideas and days out
  • Indoor and outdoor washing up areas
  • Laundry with high-quality washing and drying machines
  • Bicycles available to hire from reception
  • Eco-friendly children’s adventure playground
  • Area for football and games
  • Wood and pond area with ducks and wildlife
  • Excellent local pubs within walking distance
  • Freezer available to free freezer blocks
  • Microwave for guest use
  • Many attractions an places of interest nearby
  • Gas refills available
  • Seasonal children’s treasure hunts

A Stunning Location

South Lytchett Manor is situated on the outskirts of Poole within easy reach of Bournemouth, Swanage, Weymouth and Dorchester. There’s an abundance of family friendly attractions to enjoy in the local area, so you won’t have to travel far to keep the kids entertained. If the rain makes an appearance, there’s no need to worry, there are plenty of wet weather activities to check out nearby.

Our award-winning holiday park is ideally positioned to enjoy lazy days at the beach. Sandbanks, Studland, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are all just a short drive away.

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South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping, Swanage beach.

Can’t decide what to do? Make use of our ‘holiday planner’ tool to help you discover things to do in Dorset during your glamping holiday at South Lytchett Manor caravan and camping park. We aim to make your stay run smoother than a luxury Swiss watch!

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What our guests think

quote marks What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... quote marks thewardrobem, Nov 2023

quote marks The best campsite I've ever stayed at, usually large complexes lose a bit of what camping is about, but not... quote marks Colin, May 2023

quote marks Great stay, very clean excellent facilities. Bus into Poole 15 mins nice shops and great walk by the Quay. Definitely... quote marks Janet, Nov 2023

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